About Us

We’ve been in your shoes and we can help.

Hi! We’re Positive Parenting Solutions

We equip parents with the tools they need to get kids to listen without nagging, yelling or losing control.

We are the worldwide leader in online parenting education for parents of toddlers to teens.

We’ve helped over 100,000 families on 6 continents get their kids to listen without nagging, yelling or losing control. No matter what problem you’re facing, we’ve seen it, solved it and can help you do the same!

Positive Parenting Solutions will help YOU become the parent you’ve always wanted to be.

Our Beginning

Before Amy McCready discovered positive parenting strategies, she used to lose her voice nearly every day from yelling.

She never imagined she would turn into that mom – you know, the one who yells All. The. Time.

Each day the pattern would repeat itself like clockwork:

She’d use her nicest voice and ask her kids to do something. Nothing would happen. So she’d repeat herself. And remind them. And repeat and remind and repeat and remind …

Until, it happened. She’d blow up, lose her temper and turn into The Big Ugly Yelling Mom AGAIN.

Totally defeated and incredibly disappointed in herself, Amy knew she had to find a way out of this cycle.

In 2000, Amy discovered the power of positive parenting strategies–she finally understood why yelling, nagging, and threatening don’t work as a parenting strategy.

What she learned completely changed her family, and it can change yours, too.

From Parent to Teacher: The Start of Positive Parenting Solutions

After years of research, studying positive parenting — specifically the works of psychologists Dr. Alfred Adler, Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs, and Dr. Jane Nelsen — Amy put the knowledge into practice with her own family and the results were life-changing.

Continuing to research the best practices in parent-child relationships, getting certified in Positive Discipline, and seeing success in her own family, Amy knew she had to share these tools with other parents.

Using her instructional expertise as a trainer for Fortune 500 companies and her positive parenting research, Amy created an entire curriculum to share the proven strategies with other families. And thus, the 7-Step Parenting Success System® course was born.

In 2004, Amy began teaching her course anywhere parents would listen–in churches, YMCAs, community centers, preschools, companies–and the strategies worked overwhelmingly well for those families, too.

Over the next 5 years, Amy refined and perfected her curriculum to ensure families were experiencing high levels of success.

The feedback was so positive and the demand so great that she trained other instructors to teach the course in Raleigh and surrounding North Carolina cities.

However, even by adding instructors to her team, Amy still wasn’t able to meet the demand from parents.

In 2008, Amy and her husband, Dave, embarked on a full-time journey to convert Amy’s successful classroom curriculum into an online course. After a year of planning and preparation, Positive Parenting Solutions launched their online course in 2009.

While Amy loved serving families in-person, by taking the course online, she was finally able to meet the demands from parents of toddlers to teens all over the world.

Since 2004, Amy has transformed over 100,000 families on 6 different continents all by sharing the Positive Parenting Solutions tools.

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